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Subject: Cooking Magazine Recommendation
Date Posted: 7/15/2009 7:29 PM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2006
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I highly recommend COOK'S COUNTRY MAGAZINE.

I started getting this magazine about a year ago and I absolutely love it!

Most of the articles are trial, error and triumph in creating a recipe.  For example, the last magazine included how the tester went about creating that "steakhouse crust" on steaks.  Another thing tried and conquered is how to make truly crispy oven fried potatoes.  Other features include Lost Recipes and Recipe Makeovers.

Just thought I'd pass along thoughts about this magazine.  It is so beautifully produced and interesting for so many reasons that I could not in good conscience keep it to myself.



Last Edited on: 7/17/09 8:09 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/18/2009 1:08 AM ET
Member Since: 3/19/2009
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If you like the magazine you may want to check your local PBS listings to see if they have the show as well. Cooks Country and Amerian's Test Kitchen are all run by th esame organization. You can also register at their website. if you subscribe to the magazine, I think it gives you full access to both the Cooks Country and Cooks Illistrated mags on line. Otherwise you can only see the current season companion recipe, product ratings etc. Eitherway it is very worth while to check for the show and for the website.

It is a great magazine from a wonderful organization. Enjoy and great dishes!

Date Posted: 7/18/2009 5:22 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2007
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I recently picked up a copy of the magzine at a thrift store. Like you I was very impressed by it. I like how the articles really go into a lot of details about the recipes. When I get some money ahead I am going to subscribe to it.

Subject: Cooks Country & America's Test Kitchen
Date Posted: 9/1/2009 5:33 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
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I can recommend the PBS shows.  They test products, both food & utensils, & they're not snooty about things.  If the $9.95 one is better than the fancy gourmet one, they'll say so.  They also explain the science behind cooking.

Subject: Cook's Country & Cook's Illustrated
Date Posted: 9/20/2009 2:14 AM ET
Member Since: 9/18/2008
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I you like Cook's Country you might also enjoy Cook's Illustrated.  It's part of the same family.  In my experience, Cook's Country has a more down-home flavor to it.  Cook's Illustrated is a bit fancier, but both use the same approach to sharing the behind the scenes efforts that went into creating and refining a recipe.